New Year’s Tips from Your Human Resources Professionals
The beginning of a new year is a great time to internally audit some of your HR-related practices. Employers should work toward establishing their Human Resources priorities and improving their organization’s Human Resources functions.
Six HR Areas to Review During 2013
The following six areas are ones that all employers should review to ensure compliance with legal requirements and with HR best practices.
- Employee Handbook
- Paid Time-Off Benefits
- Performance Management System
- Health Care reform requirements
- OSHA 300A Summary
Learn More About These Six Hot HR Areas for 2013
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Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies
Depending on where your business operates, you may be faced with familiar seasonal weather dangers or be challenged on the spot with an unexpected force, or forces, of nature.
Every Management Team Should Answer These Questions About Workplace Disaster Emergencies
- Do we need to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?
- What will be the impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Heat Safety Tool app?
- What information do we need to collect in order to develop an effective workplace disaster emergency plan?
- Which health and safety developments will unfold over the next few months?
Learn How to Prepare Effectively for Workplace Disaster Emergencies
To learn the answers to these questions and much more, be sure to listen to Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.
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David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
requires that employers post Form 300A, Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses
be posted by all establishments covered by Part 1904
. This summary page must be posted from February 1 to April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form.
Form 300 Should not Be Posted
OSHA’s Form 300, Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses, should not be posted.
Optional Worksheet Is Available
Employers may use the optional Worksheet to Help You Fill Out the Summary to calculate some numbers to enter on Form 300A. The numbers for average annual number of employees and total hours worked by all employees last year can be estimated using this optional worksheet.
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Contact Vision Payroll if you have further questions on the posting period for Form 300A.
Taking Control of Workplace Violence
According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
, homicide is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. Workplace violence such as intimidation, verbal threats, physical attacks, and property damage includes, but is not limited to, acts committed by employees, customers, and unsolicited visitors at the workplace.
High-Risk Occupations that Expose Workers To Violent Situations
Examples of occupations exposed to higher risks of violent situations likely to occur may involve those with:
- Direct customer contact while handling cash transactions,
- Service deliveries in high-crime neighborhoods, and
- Early morning or late night work shifts.
Federal Law Requires Employers to Act
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a safe and healthful workplace for all workers covered by the Act. If the work environment has hazards or harmful conditions present, then the employer has an obligation to protect their employees who may be at risk of unintentional accidents and potential dangers.
Find Out More About Taking Control of Workplace Violence Now
To find out the steps to take to provide a safe and healthful workplace, be sure to read the featured article by the HR pros at MyHRSupportCenter, Taking Control of Workplace Violence. If you’re not yet signed up or would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.
In 2010, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased its budget, the size of its enforcement team, and the number of its enforcement actions, which all point to a big warning for businesses to make sure a proper safety and health program is in place to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
- Is your company on OSHA’s hit list?
- What is the impact of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program?
- How has the level of enforcement changed under the Obama administration?
Get answers to these questions by listening to Responding to OSHA Recent Ramp-up in 3 Steps in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter. You’ll also learn three steps you can take right now to prepare for an OSHA inspection.
Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you’re not yet signed up or would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.